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  1. Italy
  2. Province of Messina
  3. Taormina
  4. Mount Etna

Taormina: Mount Etna and Alcantara Full-Day Adventure Tour

Product ID: 43254
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See the lava stones and rock formations of Mount Etna on a 10-hour adventure tour, and ascend to a height of up to 2,900 meters on the volcanic mountain. Visit the Alcantara Gorges to see a canyon carved into lava stones by a river.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Ascend to the crater of Mt. Etna
  • Marvel at the river carved lava canyon of the Alcantara Gorges
  • Enjoy views from the top of Europe's highest still active volcano
  • Ride the cable car from the Rifugio Sapienza
Full description
Experience the wild beauty of Sicily on a full-day outdoor excursion, and head into the wonders of nature to enjoy one of the island’s most impressive icons.

Your first stop will be the Alcantara Gorges to see how a river dug a stunning canyon into the lava stones that spilled out of Etna. Then, head to the flaming heart of the island and attempt to reach the top of an active volcano! Stop at Rifugio Sapienza, located 2,000 meters above sea level. Here, your guide will explain some interesting facts about the mountain, the highest active volcano on the European continent.

The view from the refuge is stunning. But nothing compares with the view from 2,900 meters! Those that choose to carry on will take a breathtaking ascent to the main crater by cable car and off-road minibus. Then, hike around the lunar-like lava landscape.
  • Transfers
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Cable car fees
  • Alpine guide
  • Lift down to the gorge
  • Lunch
  • Anoraks and walking shoes (can be hired at 1,900 meters)
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Terminal Interbus Taormina Piazza Luigi Pirandello, 98039 Taormina ME, Italia; pickup time is at 8:30 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Know before you go
• If you suffer from asthma, have a heart condition, are pregnant, or have walking difficulties or a wheelchair, it's not advisable to go up to the 2,900 meter point. A shorter version can be taken in the resort, without the ascent
• Bring shorts, flip flops, towels, comfortable thick soled shoes, an extra jumper, and a wind breaker (can be hired on site)
• The activity level is rated moderate. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is also suitable for families
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Cassata Travel srl

Product ID: 43254